Breed Notes

By Lyn Etches



News from Leeds where our judge was Dave Weller and he chose Richard and Domna Dodds  Ella, Ch Hurstfield Renen Vixen at Tanellis  for his Best of Breed, shes on a roll  I saw a lovely picture of her  at the show. Dcc was Sandra and Tony Drinkwaters youngster  Norton,  Dangas Norton Junkerson (imp)  Rdcc  was Jan and Derek Wiltons Morse, Ch Meddobe Spices Endeavour. Bcc was Domna and Richards   Ella. Rbcc was Ellas daughter,  Mr and Mrs Hislops Lina, Tanellis Colina.   Best Veteran was again Ella and Best puppy was Norton  what better way to leave puppy classes behind than with a Cc.  Nothing in the groups sadly but  Domna also told me she took Ella  into the veteran stakes under judge Frank White and she came 3rd. Congratulations to you all.


Results from East of England  where our judge was Stella Coomes ( Mystarz )  I was told this was the last East of England show as the ground has been sold, we will have to wait and see for certainty.

    For her Dcc she chose Kyle Jones  Blaze , Ch Tanellis Bloomin William,  Rdcc went Rosemary Peacock -Jackson Trev, Starvon Double Agent at Kirkholme. Bcc was awarded to Steve +Sam +Sophie's Zbiluts, Skye  Ch Ohanaway she's a rebel. Rbcc was Wendy Amons, Bumble, For Bob she chose Steve, Sam and Sophie's  Sky, For  Best Puppy she chose Sandra and Tony  Drinkwaters Norton, Dangas Norton Junkerson (imp).

     The  next show was National Working and Pastoral Breeds, here we were very lucky as we had to be there for Gemma's daughter who was in her last jh semi finals along with Sophie Zbiluts the competition was at 8 -30  Judge was Elise O'connor  Sophie came 4th and izzy 5th, it was a good entry as expected in the semi finals. As we were early we found a large tree overhanging a large enough space for all vals and owners which was a bonus in that heat. That's another thing I love in this venue lots of trees. It was a really good atmosphere and all were clapping and helping each other especially in challenges, where extra hands were needed.  

      Our judge was  Keith Baldwin, Dcc + Bob was Jo + Martin Strong +Amy Clintons  Bear, Ch Ohanaway Having a Blast at Mackjama, Rdcc was Gemma + my Spyda, Ch Starvon Cryptic Spyda.  Bcc was Domna + Richard Dodds, Pippa, Ch Tanellis Bloomin Primrose. Rbcc was  Domna +Richards  Ella, Ch Hurstfield Renen Vixen at Tanellis, handled by Izzy, Ella was also Bvib, Bp went to Sandra and Tony Drinkwaters, Norton, Dangas Norton Junkersons (imp) taf, naf. We  took Eddie with us  and he behaved so well confidently meeting all the other vallhunds and meeting the other Izzy but she didn't have Hoochie with her they would of had fun. He met lots of dogs obviously we kept him in the shade and good as gold in his crate and watching all.

        As Amy had to go home with Grace, Domna offered to take Bear into the group under Robin Searle he showed well but sadly was unplaced. Sandra took Norton under Maggie Bryant in the puppy group and was really pleased he was awarded Puppy gp 2. Domna then took Ella under Lynne Salt  and was thrilled with her Veteran Gp 2. Traffic was quite good in both directions.

 Zoe Fitherns Dash, Hurstfield Renen Dasher  has now passed his Gold  Kcgc test  so Congratulations.

    Eleanor Hislop took their Lina , Tanellis Collina  to Greenock + district open show where she won Bnsc, Best not separately classified, and Pastoral Gp 3 this was under judge Leanda Forbes (Degallo). Our Secretary Sharon Sibley wants you all to remember to enter the club's Champ show on September 3rd.


Results from the lovely Windsor Show  I loved the new layout it worked well compliments to the society.

      Our judge for the day was Louise Richards ( Palostros )  a breed specialist, for her Bob  she chose Steve, Sam and Sophies Zbiluts homebred girl Skye, Ch Ohanaway She’s a Rebel, this also means she overtakes her dad for Top Swedish Vallhund 2022.

Dcc was awarded to Rosemary Peacock - Jacksons  Trev, Starvon Double Agent at Kirkholme.

Rdcc went to Gemma Perry and my Spyda, Ch Starvon Cryptic Spyda

Bcc and Bob was Steve, Sam and Sophie Zbilut Skye, Ch Ohanaway She’s a Rebel. normally handled by Sophie but on this occasion by her dad Steve who took her into the group for his 1st time.

Rbcc and Best Veteran went to Domna and Richard Dodd’s Ella, Ch Hurstfield Renen Vixen at Tanellis

BPib was Sandra and Tony Drinkwater youngster, Norton, Danga Norton Junkerson in Galerita (imp ) 

Domna  took Ella  into the Group Captain Sutton Memorial Veteran stakes under judge Moa Persson from Sweden and she awarded Ella  2nd , so a good start to the day, this was the judge who approx. 15 yrs. ago awarded Rayda gp1 at Bath. Following the Pastoral Group  and pup group I was so thrilled for Domna Ella was selected for Veteran group 2 by judge Irene McManus.

      Having not seen her for several years it was nice to have a catch up after judging with  Louise and hubbie Ian they  were invited to the celebration party of Amy Clintons 30th  birthday and celebrating their new champion Bear. Many years ago, there was often a Vallhund owners party, ironically, I was invited to 2 parties the Vallhund 1 and the Finnish Lapphund 1 with my daughter celebrating with our friend making up her Lapphund to a champ, my daughter bred and handled her plus celebrating another friend of our new-born baby. so, a double invite and I missed them both as Gemma needed to get home as her grandson was unwell so obviously more important.

      Apologies to Kate Biss as I omitted  her message in my last notes, she took Skye, Valaller Rainmaker to a local open show and she was awarded Bob. In spite of leaving her jacket at home ,mostly over the furniture, Skye is enjoying the hot weather she’s been laying toasting on the patio ,Kate is having to restrict her time to not overheat her. So important to be careful to prevent against heatstroke with this weather changing all of the time, one-minute cool then like this morning very hot then cool again so important to be heat aware. Nothing worse than paws getting burnt or suffering from heat exhaustion, check pavements are not too hot especially.   

Back in Bournemouth Gemma’s eldest daughter Caitie who owns Ernie, Spydas son, regularly attends our obedience training club and last week we had a Kennel Club Good Citizen Examiner attend to test her class and Caitie is so proud of Ernies pass certificate and badge, they have built a great bond with him and he adores her baby son and what is more perfect for a Vallhund than their own boy and vice versa.

      As always if anyone has anything they would like to see in the Notes please email them to me at           lynetches@yahoo.co.uk


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